Harris Elementary School

  • Harris Elementary School serves 801 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Harris Elementary School's student population of 801 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students801 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harris Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harris Elementary School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#432 out of 2,174 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
19%
4%
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Hispanic
35%
15%
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Black
22%
37%
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White
22%
40%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Harris Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.750.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGwinnett County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Very nice school!!! We moved this past year so my son had to go to another elementary school. We miss it a lot and the administration!!
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My child goes to BB Harris and within 72 hours I am looking to change that. I have NEVER been so disrespected in a school in my life. I was approached by MS.KOON regarding a personal matter that should have been discussed in private however this administrator chose to discuss this in front of my child and about 3 or 4 other parents who were bringing their child to school in the HALLWAY. I wasn't even given the decency of a private setting. KOON was acting very much like a COON and her behavior was not of someone I expected to be working in an environment with children where they are teaching the golden rule of courtesy,please,thanks you and the importance of apologies. I addressed KOON's actions regarding the confrontation in the hallway and she negated the fact that she was wrong...she also turned my child around to tell her something that she should have been speaking with a parent about. I spoke with the assistant principle Ms. Murphy about my concerns whom was very pleasant and she stated that my concern would be addressed. I then called later in the day to speak with the PRINCIPAL to see what was done as well as to find out my options regarding the personal matter KOON discussed in the open of the hallway. The PRINCIPAL was very rude and when I stated that I would like to have an apology for KOONS actions earlier in the day I was told no apology would be given because she supports her staff...whats wrong is wrong! I PAY YOUR SALARY every time I pay taxes and I have the option of choosing whatever school I prefer for my child and this is the treatment that I was given. VERY unprofessional and this event was ENOUGH to leave a bad taste in my mouth ! Good thing I taped the conversation and I will be sending it to the board of education to rectify this issue !
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